Guerre.  Shot by Tommy Ton for GQ.com
New York, New York.

Guerre.  Shot by Tommy Ton for GQ.com

New York, New York.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

While I am fortunate to be the subject of a few interviews in the past, this one by Nordstrom had a different vibe.  I sincerely thank the good people at Nordstrom for allowing me to share more than just photos.  
Style has always been bigger than photos!
Click here to read part 2 of the 3 part series: Guerreisms / Nordstrom.

While I am fortunate to be the subject of a few interviews in the past, this one by Nordstrom had a different vibe.  I sincerely thank the good people at Nordstrom for allowing me to share more than just photos. 

Style has always been bigger than photos!


Click here to read part 2 of the 3 part series: Guerreisms / Nordstrom.

Categories: Guerre,
I don’t often have a chance to have a photo taken with some of the chaps that I consider friends that I’ve met along the way.  Usually we’re on opposite sides of the lens. Thanks Ko for the photo. See his work here: Ko Tsuchiya.

I don’t often have a chance to have a photo taken with some of the chaps that I consider friends that I’ve met along the way.  Usually we’re on opposite sides of the lens. Thanks Ko for the photo. See his work here: Ko Tsuchiya.

As per Tommy Ton for Style.com
Red blazer, Super Duper Handmade Hat. Florence, Italy

As per Tommy Ton for Style.com

Red blazer, Super Duper Handmade Hat. Florence, Italy

Categories: Guerre,
As per Tommy Ton for Style.com
Red coat, Super Duper Handmade Hat. Milan, Italy

As per Tommy Ton for Style.com

Red coat, Super Duper Handmade Hat. Milan, Italy

Categories: Guerre,
While street style has become saturated and quantity seems to have taken precedence over quality, there are still a handful of sites that truly focus on the artistic side of things.  One of those sites is that of Jason Jean (Citizen Couture.com),  I’ve always said he had the ‘pretty picture’ street style site.
One thing I respect about this chap is that he may take a photo this season, and not post it for a year, it’s all about when he’s ready. I wanted to share with you a few photos he posted of me and invite you to (re)visit his site for more photos.

While street style has become saturated and quantity seems to have taken precedence over quality, there are still a handful of sites that truly focus on the artistic side of things.  One of those sites is that of Jason Jean (Citizen Couture.com),  I’ve always said he had the ‘pretty picture’ street style site.

One thing I respect about this chap is that he may take a photo this season, and not post it for a year, it’s all about when he’s ready. I wanted to share with you a few photos he posted of me and invite you to (re)visit his site for more photos.

Categories: Citizen Couture,Guerre,
As per Jason Jean of Citizen Couture.com
(visit his site for full photo)
Paris, France

As per Jason Jean of Citizen Couture.com

(visit his site for full photo)

Paris, France

As per Jason Jean of Citizen Couture.com
visit his site for more photos.
Paris, France

As per Jason Jean of Citizen Couture.com

visit his site for more photos.

Paris, France

Categories: Guerre,Citizen Couture,
photo by Dvora (Fashionistable)
Milan, Italy

photo by Dvora (Fashionistable)

Milan, Italy

Categories: Guerre,
Sylvain Justum of Hypercool thank you for taking your time and for the interview.
For those who don’t read Portuguese and care to read it, here is the English translation:
- Which details catch your attention when you are shooting during the Fashion Weeks? I don’t go looking for anything in particular, I end up shooting the things that catch my eye.  For me it’s organic, it’s the details of that moment that work well.  I think if I went out to shoot certain details, it would lose it’s cool element.
 - How do you define elegance in street style, where almost everything is allowed?
Elegance is the ability to do it right without need to over do it. Elegance is simplicity and the way the person carries themselves.  Street style  has become so popular that of course you have people who over do it simply to get photographed, the elegant individual doesn’t need to shout, their presence is undeniable.
- In a picture, do you see the difference between a man who is naturally elegant and has a real sense of style and another one who has made efforts to dress just to appear on a streetstyle gallery?
Street style at times is bittersweet.  You certainly have those who have great style and those who simply have fashion.  I find it a little funny that it’s called street style and not street fashion because in most cases it’s not about the style, it’s about the fashion.  I think it’s easy to see in person and on images the distinction between style and fashion.
 - You have yourself a great sense of style, as you dress unconventionally even for fashion people. Where do you buy your clothes and why do you take so much care of your looks – which are always great!?
My style is a reflection of who I am.  The way I dress is simply a small part of my style.  I try to pay equal amount of attention to the other elements of my style be it what I eat, read, and the company I keep. Right now I’m at a point that I enjoy shopping for fabric and having custom made items. Other than that I’m not doing much shopping these days.
- Do you follow fashion in the industry side, I mean, do you pay attention on trends and runways?
I’ve never been big on following the trends and to be honest with you the male models on the runway seem so unnatural that I don’t like to look at the runway shows.  I’m into organic and things that seem natural, not into things that are forced or look out of place.  I’ll look at trends (I can’t help but see them) to stay current, but certainly not for inspiration.  As for the industry side, I still consider myself an outsider, and I’m content being that.  I’m not up on all the industry happenings in general.
- Who are the most elegant men in the world? Italians, New Yorkers, Parisians…? Why?
I’d have to say Italians.  There is something about them (many) that whispers classy cool. Let’s face it they invented the term Sprezzutura.
 - Is there a place in the world where you hadn’t shot yet and would like to explore?
South Africa, Nigeria, are the 2 places I hope to explore in the near future.

Sylvain Justum of Hypercool thank you for taking your time and for the interview.

For those who don’t read Portuguese and care to read it, here is the English translation:

- Which details catch your attention when you are shooting during the
Fashion Weeks?
I don’t go looking for anything in particular, I end up shooting the things that catch my eye.  For me it’s organic, it’s the details of that moment that work well.  I think if I went out to shoot certain details, it would lose it’s cool element.



- How do you define elegance in street style, where almost everything is allowed?

Elegance is the ability to do it right without need to over do it. Elegance is simplicity and the way the person carries themselves.  Street style  has become so popular that of course you have people who over do it simply to get photographed, the elegant individual doesn’t need to shout, their presence is undeniable.



- In a picture, do you see the difference between a man who is naturally elegant and has a real sense of style and another one who has made efforts to dress just to appear on a streetstyle gallery?

Street style at times is bittersweet.  You certainly have those who have great style and those who simply have fashion.  I find it a little funny that it’s called street style and not street fashion because in most cases it’s not about the style, it’s about the fashion.  I think it’s easy to see in person and on images the distinction between style and fashion.



- You have yourself a great sense of style, as you dress unconventionally even for fashion people. Where do you buy your clothes and why do you take so much care of your looks – which are always great!?

My style is a reflection of who I am.  The way I dress is simply a small part of my style.  I try to pay equal amount of attention to the other elements of my style be it what I eat, read, and the company I keep.

Right now I’m at a point that I enjoy shopping for fabric and having custom made items. Other than that I’m not doing much shopping these days.



- Do you follow fashion in the industry side, I mean, do you pay attention on trends and runways?

I’ve never been big on following the trends and to be honest with you the male models on the runway seem so unnatural that I don’t like to look at the runway shows.  I’m into organic and things that seem natural, not into things that are forced or look out of place.  I’ll look at trends (I can’t help but see them) to stay current, but certainly not for inspiration.  As for the industry side, I still consider myself an outsider, and I’m content being that.  I’m not up on all the industry happenings in general.


- Who are the most elegant men in the world? Italians, New Yorkers, Parisians…? Why?

I’d have to say Italians.  There is something about them (many) that whispers classy cool. Let’s face it they invented the term Sprezzutura.



- Is there a place in the world where you hadn’t shot yet and would like to explore?

South Africa, Nigeria, are the 2 places I hope to explore in the near future.

Categories: Guerre,
While in Milan, Italy I had the opportunity to meet Elisabetta Marzetti of The Chic Beat.  It was a pleasant surprise to see the photo she snapped of me while I was tending to business, and a pleasure to answer a few questions she approached me with.  See the full Q & A here: Guerre on the Chic Beat.
P.S.
Having the Q&A in Italian and English was a nice touch.

While in Milan, Italy I had the opportunity to meet Elisabetta Marzetti of The Chic Beat.  It was a pleasant surprise to see the photo she snapped of me while I was tending to business, and a pleasure to answer a few questions she approached me with.  See the full Q & A here: Guerre on the Chic Beat.

P.S.

Having the Q&A in Italian and English was a nice touch.

Categories: Guerre,
For 2 years I’ve been wanting to purchase a classic tailored suit with African print, but no designer (that was mainstream) was producing what I had in mind.  I decided to find the perfect material (deep in Brooklyn, NY), the perfect bespoke tailor (in N.Y.C.), and make it happen instead of waiting until designers thought it was fashionable to produce.
I linked up with Alexander Nash, had a tuxedo (pants pictured), the shirt made, and voila.
I’m a firm believer that style isn’t what happens on the runway during fashion season, it’s what the individual creates.

For 2 years I’ve been wanting to purchase a classic tailored suit with African print, but no designer (that was mainstream) was producing what I had in mind.  I decided to find the perfect material (deep in Brooklyn, NY), the perfect bespoke tailor (in N.Y.C.), and make it happen instead of waiting until designers thought it was fashionable to produce.

I linked up with Alexander Nash, had a tuxedo (pants pictured), the shirt made, and voila.

I’m a firm believer that style isn’t what happens on the runway during fashion season, it’s what the individual creates.

Categories: Alexnder Nash,Guerre,

I went to Tokyo recently with one thing in mind - shoot for GQ Japan. And while I gave them photos, they (GQ, and the 16 men I shot) gave me so much more.  I shot for a magazine that understands and promotes style, and shot men who live, eat, and breath style. Nothing makes for a better incubator than a great source of inspiration and a strong support system.

To have been part of the Gentlemen of Tokyo feature ( a 24 page supplemental magazine within the November GQ Japan magazine in which I was the photographer and directed the individual videos shot for GQ.jp.

GQ Japan x Guerreisms.com

While my Japanese is limited to 4 or words, my appreciation for style doesn’t limit me from adding foreign publications to my library.  The November issue is a must have, not because my work is included, but because it truly provides an overall style lesson.  My library is made up of very few magazines, when it comes to style, I am very selective.  GQ Japan is certainly among the easiest to reach.

GQ Japan x Guerreisms.com

GQ Japan x Guerreisms.com

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

Categories: Guerre,GQ Japan,press,
Q&A with My Habit.com

Note*  I’ve had the pleasure of working with GQ Japan (Not GQ US - at least not yet)

Q&A with My Habit.com


Note*  I’ve had the pleasure of working with GQ Japan (Not GQ US - at least not yet)

Categories: Guerre,